Safety regulations may sometimes seem very complex – perhaps overly so in some cases – but there are good reasons for this. They aim to reduce the chances of accidents and injuries being sustained by those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time, whether this is at work, at the gym, in another public place or somewhere else entirely.
The consequences of breaching safety regulations can undoubtedly be very serious – particularly for those who are hurt as a result. Breaches can range from relatively minor ones to those that can literally change lives.
How can a breach be so potentially serious?
A lot will depend on the nature of the breach, and how the consequences affect those in the immediate vicinity. For example, the consequences of breaching safety regulations could be that one or more people are caught up in an accident. This could be a collapsing wall on a building site, a crush incident involving someone and a vehicle, the loss of a limb because essential safety guards were not on a piece of machinery, or anything else besides.
Of course, there is also a very real possibility the injured person could suffer from psychological injuries resulting directly from the physical injuries they suffered. These can be just as difficult to recover from. The knock-on effects of any injury caused through a lack of safety can be very severe indeed.
Could we help out?
The consequences of breaching safety regulations are probably clearer now than they may have been before you started reading this. Of course, you may already be aware of the potential problems that could arise, simply because you are just now recovering from injuries caused by a lack of safety measures being in place.
If this is the case, you may want to consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this very easily and for free too, by calling 0800 689 0500. Once you do this, you open up the possibility of making a no win, no fee* claim. We can determine what the odds are of succeeding in this manner. If the odds are good, you can be sure you will receive the support of one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. Don’t stay silent – receive our no-obligation advice today to see if you have a strong chance of getting compensation as a result of our service.
Category: Health and safety at work